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Tzafrir Nachmani graduated from East & West College for Classical Chinese Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is trained in five element acupuncture from the teaching of Dr. Van Buren (ICOM, England) and he is influenced by the teaching of Jeffery Yuen (N.Y) and Chris Bunkell (Sweden). Beside acupuncture he is trained in herbal medicine, stems and branches, and trauma-oriented focusing.

Tzafrir Nachmani is a Chinese medicine practitioner at the Izun Institute for Addiction and Mental Illness in Israel. This unique institute successfully integrates multiple therapeutic modalities, with the purpose of treating severe mental conditions (such as psychosis, bi-polar disorder, PTSD etc.) and various addictions.

During his years of practicing Chinese medicine Tzafrir has treated patients and conditions that are rarely seen in an ordinary clinic and has developed a novel way of understanding and approaching these conditions.

Tzafrir's article entitled “Acupuncture Treatment of Substance Induced Psychosis, Addiction and Pain” was published by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

His various seminars on the deep understanding of Chinese medicine and psychology and psychiatry was held in Israel and across Europe. Israel


The Troubled Shen - Treating Trauma

Understanding the PTSD Healing Process

All practitioners will probably meet at least a few trauma-suffering patients in their professional life. Unfortunately, there will probably be many more than just a few.
Sometimes the trauma will be overt and obvious. At other times the patient might suppress the trauma or deny its having a major role in his/her life. In this case the practitioner might fail to sense its existence and misdiagnose the medical problem.
The body, however, cannot lie or hide. When one knows the language of trauma, one can recognize it and assist in its healing.
Treating trauma has huge potential for healing; on the other hand, even the most devoted but unskilled practitioner can unintentionally cause damage or aggravate the trauma.
The seminar will delve into the depths of trauma, how to recognize its existence and work with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The seminar is suitable for Chinese medicine practitioners and body therapists alike.